Beastie Boys Mural Being Painted on ‘Paul's Boutique’ Street Corner In NYC
An artist has started work on a mural in New York City that will pay tribute to the Beastie Boys’ classic sophomore album, Paul's Boutique, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary.
On Saturday morning, Brooklyn artist Danielle Mastrion began painting the mural on the outside of sandwich shop Wolfnights, located at the corner of Rivington and Ludlow. The street corner, formerly the home of Lee’s Sportswear, was famously displayed on the album cover of Paul's Boutique.
See a photo of the work in progress below from Mastrion’s Instagram page.
The mural was spearheaded by longtime hip-hop fan LeRoy McCarthy, who unsuccessfully petitioned the local community board to name the Lower East Side intersection “Beastie Boys Square” last December.
Last summer, a park in Brooklyn Heights was renamed after Adam "MCA" Yauch, following his death last year. Band members Yauch, Horovitz and Diamond all grew up in New York City.